Whether you’re into dirty house, smooth acoustic acts or alternative music, Sydney’s got a festival for you to enjoy.

The Big Names

It’s summer, and for 20-something music lovers that means one thing – festival season.

What better way to bolster your spirits and get rid of that crippling NYE hangover than to head down to Field Day at the domain with 20, 000 people and dance it out.

big day out music festival

Some of us take a bit longer to recover, and for us, it’s all about Big Day Out, a festival true to its 21 year history, with headliners including Nirvana, Blink 182, The Ramones, Marilyn Manson, Metallica and most recently, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

If alternative music is your scene, Soundwave is definitely for you.

From the wonderful array of body modifications in the crowd to the great variety of international bands to feast your eyes and ears on, Soundwave promises to be a day of hard hitting, if not sweaty, fun.

Relax (Don’t Do It)

peats ridge music festival camping

Sydney has music festivals aplenty which cater to the more laid back in terms of both music and the feel of the festival.

While it may be more of a trek than your city based festivals, you’ll realise the effort was definitely worth it once you step foot inside Peats Ridge, New South Wales’s largest camping festival and a leader in sustainable events.

Groovin’ The Moo is another small town/big line up type festival with time and space to enjoy the acts, which range from local heroes to rising international names.

We Came Here To Party

For some people “music festival” conjures up images of sweaty guitarists, but for others, it’s all about decks, DJs and dancing like there’s no tomorrow.

stereosonic festival djs

Stereosonic will challenge your ears with an eclectic mix of dance and electronic music from around the world, with previous acts including Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Avicii.

From the purest artists who are simply great at what they do to spectacular AV and lighting set ups, Future Music Festival puts on a show that’s somewhere between an outrageous house party and a club that you’d never want to leave.

As the years roll by, Sydney music festivals adapt or perish, bringing bigger names, better venues and even more unforgettable experiences.

Published by Taylor

Local dLook correspondent Taylor gives a home grown look at the city that was built on rock and roll (but mostly The Rocks). Check her our in dLook's Local Look updates on Digital Editions

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